born in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia studied dance at the National Ballet School. He thereupon started a long soloist dancer career at the Opera Plovdiv the 2nd largest city in Bulgaria and at the Theater Altenburg-Gera. Starting 2001 Valentin Vassilev has been working as ballet Master together with Dir. Mario Schröder at first in Kiel later, since 2010, for the Leipzig Ballet, one of the largest and pre-eminent Ballet Companies of Germany. During his long soloist career Mr. Vassilev has worked with choreographers viewed as leading authorities, to be mentioned in particular, Yuri Grigorovich, Fernando Alonso, Nils Christe, Ton Wiggers, Giancarlo Vantaggio, Dietmar Seyffert and many others. He has also been on numerous tours in Europe and overseas.